Press release

21
Mar

Association of Member Nominated Trustees appoints Red Line Voting Campaign Manager

The Association for Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) today announces the appointment of Leanne Clements as Red Line Voting Campaign Manager, effective from April 2017. Janice Turner, Founding Co-chair of the AMNT commented: “Leanne brings a wealth of asset owner experience and responsible investment expertise to this role. Her background and strong bank of UK responsible investment contacts makes her well

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17
May

Has your pension scheme got a responsible scheme investment policy?

Has your pension scheme got a responsible investment policy? So many, after all, delegate this to their fund managers. Small schemes are often told they are too small to get involved in this and are advised to leave the matter alone. Others are told that as they invest in pooled funds it isn’t possible to direct their fund managers in

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17
May

Responsible for half a trillion pounds of assets

The Association of Member Nominated Trustees is celebrating passing a major milestone. In the last few weeks after an increasing influx of new members the organisation’s membership has passed 500 – and the total assets under management of our members’ pension schemes is now more than half a trillion pounds. For an organisation run by and for member nominated trustees

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1
Apr

21st century newbie

21st Century Newbie! While not being a new member nominated trustee, being the newest member of the committee of the AMNT does qualify me as a “newbie” in some sense. Facing a new challenge has shown me once again that when a new chapter in life begins you realise that there are always new things to learn. I very well

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17
Mar

Lifetime ISAs

Mr Osborne was never going simply to give up on his ISA model for lifetime savings. Some initial reactions to “Lifetime ISAs” scented the end of dedicated pension provision. But those who believe in the value of savings being secured for retirement should not be so defeatist. Pension schemes, even those serving quite highly-paid workers, have many members in their

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17
Mar

AMNT Announces new Co-Chair

PRESS RELEASE – 17 March 2016   The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT), today announced the election of David Weeks as the new co-Chair of the organisation to sit alongside Janice Turner.   Janice Turner, co-Chair of AMNT, commented: “David was elected to the AMNT committee in 2014 and, since then, he has not only worked closely with the

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21
Feb

New approach to shareholder voting adopted for the UK market

WHEB Asset Management, the global equity fund manager, has announced that it will trial implementing Red Line Voting – a new approach to shareholder voting on the UK market. Speaking at a meeting of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees in London, George Latham, Managing Partner of WHEB announced that his fund managers would comply or explain with the AMNT’s

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9
Feb

Red Line Voting – Pensions Age article

Trustees of pension schemes and charities who want to adopt a comprehensive responsible investment policy are downloading the AMNT’s Red Line Voting information pack from our new dedicated website, www.redlinevoting.org. It is attracting particular interest from those determined to adopt a meaningful policy with regard to climate change. The groundbreaking new initiative was launched at London’s Guildhall last month and

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30
Nov

We should be interested

While low interest rates of recent years has brought welcome relief for many hard pressed mortgage holders, the impact of the very low interest rate environment has resulted in one of the most difficult periods in the history of defined benefit pensions. Whilst there have been some positive signals that this period could be coming an end, it may already

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13
Nov

Commission Payments – Engaged Investor

It is good to see that the Government is pressing forward with the policy of stripping out costs to members of pension schemes that they have not sought and do not need. A recent step is DWP’s current consultation on banning member-borne commission in most occupational pension schemes. On the face of it, this raises implementation issues rather than floating

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